The DCVAI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches. The course provides rich hands-on experience in building a data center solution based on Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs in combination with Cisco ACI and Cisco Nexus switches.
You'll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), virtualization, and automation of data center operations.
Digital courseware : Cisco now provide students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via learningspace.cisco.com before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.
Consulting Systems Engineer
Technical Solutions Architect
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe two primary features to logically separate a physical switch.
Describe the Nexus 1000 virtual switch.
Describe programmability options on Cisco NX-OS.
Describe CLI features that simplify configuration management.
Use different scripting tools available with Cisco NX-OS.
Introduce the high-level concepts and describe the different fabric discovery parameters for Cisco ACI.
Create tenant-based policies for bare metal hosts.
Describe the integration of VM Manager Domains with Cisco ACI.
Describe how Cisco ACI supports multitier applications.
List Cisco ACI monitoring capabilities.
Describe Cisco ACI programmability and orchestration.
Describe vPC-based aggregation and availability.
Describe Cisco AVS, distributed firewall, and micro-segmentation.
Describe packet flows within the Cisco ACI.
Describe integrating Cisco ACI with external Layer 3 networks.
Outline the integration options with external Layer 2 networks.
Describe how L4–L7 services are inserted into the Cisco ACI fabric and how traffic is subsequently redirected.
Good understanding of the VMware environment
Knowledge of data center networking concepts
Knowledge of data center storage concepts
Knowledge of data center virtualization
It is recommended that a student should have attended the following classes or obtained an equivalent level of knowledge before attending this course:
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation
NX-OS Configuration Automation
Cisco ACI Building Blocks and Application Policies
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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